Cabaret, Etc.

MYSTERY DINNER PLAYHOUSE -- "Marriage Can Be Murder!," through Nov. 19. Friday-Saturday and Wednesday-Thursday at 7:30. Sheraton Pentagon South, 4641 Kenmore Ave., Alexandria. 888-471-4802.

Comedy

COMEDYSPORTZ -- Friday- Saturday and Thursday. Third floor, Ballston Common Mall, 4238 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-486-4242.

THE IMPROV -- Flip Orley, Friday-Sunday; Robert Klein, Tuesday-Thursday. 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-296-7008.

SYNERGY -- Nazareth, Friday. 4935 Harford Ave., Beltsville. 240-351-7458.

WISEACRES -- Big Al Goodwin and Sue Bump, Friday-Thursday. Tysons Westpark Hotel, 8401 Westpark Dr., McLean. 877-947-3227 or 703-734-2800.

ZIG'S -- The Disgruntled Clown, Friday-Saturday. 4531 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-2777.

Country

NICK'S -- Southern Winds, Friday-Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. 642 S. Pickett St., Alexandria. 703-751-8900.

Dance Bands

CANCUN CANTINA -- The Bayside Big Band, Monday. 7501 Old Telegraph Rd., Hanover. 410-761-6188.

MELROSE -- The James Jelasic Dance Band, Saturday. Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M NW. 202-789-1234.

Jazz

ASIA BISTRO -- Danielle Westphal, Thursday. 1301 S. Joyce St., Arlington. 703-413-2002.

BIRCHMERE -- The Rippingtons featuring Russ Freeman, Tuesday. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-549-7500.

BLUE WATER GRILLE -- Andre Fox, Tuesday. 5127 Westfield Blvd., Centreville. 703-803-1040.

BLUES ALLEY -- Arturo Sandoval, Friday-Sunday; the James Bazen Big Band, Monday; Project Natale, Tuesday; Visions of Jazz, Wednesday; Ron Holloway & Deanna Bogart, Thursday. 1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW (rear). 202-337-4141.

BOHEMIAN CAVERNS -- Project Natale, Friday; Eddie Jones & the Young Bucks, Saturday. 2001 11th St. NW. 202-299-0800.

BRAVO'S -- Andre Fox, Friday. 11250 James Swart Circle, Fairfax. 703-352-0260.

CAFE CITRON -- Alfredo Mohuca and friends, Tuesday. 1343 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-530-8844.

CAFE JAPONE -- The Richard Seals Trio, Wednesday. 2032 P St. NW. 202-223-1573.

CAFE TOULOUSE -- The Edelman-Robertson Quartet, Thursday. 2431 18th St. NW. 202-332-2550.

CALVERT HOUSE INN -- Cheek to Cheek, Thursday. 6211 Baltimore Ave., Riverdale. 301-864-5220.

CESCO TRATTORIA -- Bart Stringham, Wednesday. 4871 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-8333.

COL. BROOKS TAVERN -- Federal Jazz Commission, Tuesday. 901 Monroe St. NE. 202-529-4002.

COLUMBIA STATION -- The Peter Edelman Trio, Sunday. 2325 18th St. NW. 202-462-6040.

DEAN & DELUCA -- Project Natale, Sunday brunch. 3276 M St. NW. 202-342-2500.

ELLINGTON'S -- Sound Chaser, Friday; Diane Daly, Saturday; Jimmy Burrell, Sunday brunch; Mary Flannery & the Rio Garage Band, Wednesday; the Chris McSwain Duo, Thursday. 424 Eighth St. SE. 202-546-8308.

FELIX -- The Satin Doll Trio, Wednesday; Cubano Groove, Thursday. 2406 18th St. NW. 202-483-3549.

FIRESTONE'S -- Bill Burke, Sunday brunch. 105 N. Market St., Frederick. 301-663-0330.

49 WEST -- The Unified Jazz Ensemble, Tuesday; Rob Levit & Company, Thursday. 49 West Street, Annapolis. 410-626-9796.

HENLEY PARK -- The Sam Smith Quartet, Friday; the Sharon Clark Quartet, Saturday. 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-414-0500.

HR-57 CENTER -- The Antonio Parker Quartet, Friday; the Thad Wilson Quartet, Saturday; the Donvonte McCoy Quartet, Wednesday; the Zack Graddy Quartet, Thursday. 1610 14th St. NW. 202-667-3700.

JOJO'S -- The Edelman-Lavendar Duo, Sunday brunch. 1518 U St. NW. 202-319-9350.

LAPORTA'S -- The Satin Doll Trio, Thursday. 1600 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-683-6313.

L'APPETITO -- Frank Plumer, Sunday brunch. 5105 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-966-9797.

LILLY'S -- The Bob Tublin Trio, Friday. Savoy Hotel, 2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-337-9700.

MARKET INN -- Mike Flaherty's Dixieland Direct, Sunday brunch. 200 E St. SW. 202-554-2100.

MATSUTAKE -- LaMont Michell & Friends, Friday-Saturday. 4121 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-351-8787.

MON AMI GABI -- The Greg Harrison Band, Tuesday. 7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-1234.

NEW DEAL CAFE -- John Guernsey, Friday-Saturday. 113 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-474-5642.

OZIO -- Andre Fox & David Cribs, Monday; Andre Fox & Harold Lewis, Wednesday. 1813 M St. NW. 202-833-6000.

POTOWMACK LANDING -- Brian Williams, Sunday brunch. 1 Marina Dr., Alexandria. 703-548-0001.

RITZ-CARLTON/D.C. -- The Bertram McLeish Trio, Friday; the Christopher Linman Quartet, Saturday; the Dan Burbine Trio, Thursday. 1150 22nd St. NW. 202-974-5500.

SAFARI STEAKHOUSE -- Familiar Faces, Friday. 9430 Annapolis Rd., Lanham. 301-459-8100.

ST. ELMO'S COFFEE PUB -- The Not So Modern Jazz Band, Thursday. 2300 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-739-9268.

SALA THAI/ARLINGTON -- Danielle Westphal, Saturday. 2900 N. 10th St., Arlington. 703-465-2900.

SALA THAI/BETHESDA -- Karen Gray & friends, Friday; the Steve Herberman Trio, Thursday. 4838 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4676.

SALA THAI/D.C. -- Karen Gray & friends, Thursday. 1301 U St. NW. 202-462-1333.

SMITHSONIAN JAZZ CAFE -- The Frederic Yonnet Group, Friday. National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

SOUTH RIVER CAFE -- Karen Gray & the Unified Jazz Ensemble, Wednesday. 48 S. River Rd., Edgewater. 410-956-0739.

STARLAND CAFE -- The Brooks Tegler Quartet, Sunday. 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-244-9396.

TAKOMA STATION -- Familiar Faces, Wednesday; Soundproof, Thursday. 6914 Fourth St. NW. 202-829-1999.

TEATRO GOLDINI -- Collector's Edition, Saturday. 1909 K St. NW. 202-955-9494.

TEL AVIV -- Juanita Williams, Jared Arosemena, Todd Gooden & Effie Tovia, Thursday. 4869 Cordell Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9068.

THYME OUT -- The Perry Conticchio Quartet, Sunday. 6821 Reed St., Bethesda. 301-656-3712.

TIMPANO -- The Warren Otis Fisher Trio, Saturday. 12031 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 301-881-6939.

TRYST -- The Edelman-Robertson Quartet, Tuesday; the LoveSomeThing Trio, Wednesday. 2459 18th St. NW. 202-232-5500.

TWINS JAZZ -- Rodney Green & Tim Warfield, Friday-Saturday; HWJ & Corcoran Holt, Wednesday. 1344 U St. NW. 202-234-0072.

U-TOPIA -- The Wayne Wilentz Trio, Thursday. 1418 U St. NW. 202-483-7669.